Get a historical perspective in this long used meadow with Deschutes Land Trust.This is an in-person program. Registration is required.
Meeting instructions will be provided to all registrants.Hike Rating
This is a moderate 2 mile hike. Portions will be on a gravel trail and through a meadow with long grasses. Hike Description
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Martha Lussenhop to wander through Camp Polk Meadow Preserve, where people have been visiting this place for at least 10,000 years, finding resources for food, shelter, clothing and more. Camp Polk Meadow Preserve has a long history as a crossroads for Native Americans, explorers, soldiers and settlers. Today it is known as a local nature preserve where restoration projects are providing healthier habitat for Chinook salmon and steelhead, deer and elk, songbirds and butterflies. We'll hike through the meadow making stops along the way to discover the changes that have occurred over time and learn more about the Land Trust's efforts to make the meadow a place where diverse wildlife and plants can thrive.About the Land Trust
The Deschutes Land Trust is a local non-profit organization dedicated to conserving land in Central Oregon. Since 1995 the Land Trust has been working to conserve and care for the lands and waters that sustain our region. They envision a future of strong and healthy natural and human communities - where we work together to conserve and care for the lands that make Central Oregon an incredible place to live, work, and grow. The Land Trust protects more than 17,523 acres in our region for today and tomorrow.